Touchline fiasco should never have happened

NICK CAINREAD HIS EXPERT OPINION EVERY WEEK

THE touchline row between Steve Borthwick and Pat Lam in the clash between Leicester and Bristol at Welford Road last weekend was a savage indictment of the Premiership in terms of professional standards.It was the sort of incident that makes elite Rugby Union in England look like an incompetent laughing stock compared to most professional sports. This time the fault-line was game-management rather than bogus promotion and relegation regulations, or broken salary caps, but it was yet another glaring example of how not to run a pro s...

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